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Purdue University - Main Campus MS in Computer Science

58 Master's Degrees Awarded
$97,071 Average Salary

The main focus area for this major is Computer Science. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Computer Science is a major offered under the computer and information sciences program of study at Purdue University - Main Campus. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the master’s degree program in compsci, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, whether or not the degree is offered online, and more.

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How Much Does a Master’s in CompSci from Purdue Cost?

$9,992 Average Tuition and Fees

Purdue Graduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time graduate tuition at Purdue was $948 per credit hour for out-of-state students. The average for in-state students was $348 per credit hour. The average full-time tuition and fees for graduate students are shown in the table below.

In StateOut of State

How Much Can You Make With a MS in CompSci From Purdue?

$97,071 Average Salary
Below Average Earnings Boost

The median early career salary of compsci students who receive their master’s degree from Purdue is $97,071 per year. That is 4% lower than the national average of $101,447.


Does Purdue Offer an Online MS in CompSci?

Online degrees for the Purdue compsci master’s degree program are not available at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Purdue Online Learning page.

Purdue Master’s Student Diversity for CompSci

58 Master's Degrees Awarded
13.8% Women
12.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 58 master’s degrees in compsci awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

About 13.8% of the students who received their MS in compsci in 2019-2020 were women. This is less than the nationwide number of 29.4%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Around 12.1% of compsci master’s degree recipients at Purdue in 2019-2020 were awarded to racial-ethnic minorities*. This is lower than the nationwide number of 15%.

Race/EthnicityNumber of Students
Black or African American0
Hispanic or Latino2
Native American or Alaska Native0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0
International Students40
Other Races/Ethnicities0

MS in CompSci Focus Areas at Purdue

Computer Science students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus AreaAnnual Graduates
Computer Science58

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to computer science.

Related MajorAnnual Graduates
Computer Information Systems37
Computer Software & Applications31

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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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